The graphic novel is set in a world in which superheroes exist, but they have been corrupted by their star power and often engage in dangerous behavior without thought of the consequences. “The Boys” are an elite team of CIA agents responsible for monitoring–and possibly eliminating–rogue heroes.
Rogen and Goldberg are reteaming with Neal Moritz, whom they’re also working with on the AMC series “Preacher.” That show is also an adaptation of an Ennis graphic novel about a preacher who experiences a supernatural phenomenon and goes in search of God to explain it.
“The Boys” graphic novel was published from 2006 to 2012. The project languished in development for years, having been set up as a film at Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures at different times.
Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey production shingle will produce, along with Moritz’s Original Film and Sony TV. “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke will write.
Moritz, Goldberg, Rogen, and Kripke will all executive produce, along with Pavun Shetty, Ori Marmur, James Weaver, Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Illustrator Derrick Robertson and Ennis will co-executive produce.
Rogen and Goldberg are represented by UTA and Fred Toczek. Kripke is represented by WME. Original Films is represented by UTA and Howard Abramson.